We were assigned to develop a feasibility study with the aim of reducing the electricity consumption in the building sector by 20 % and in the public sector and private industry by 30 % before 2020.
The task was to develop a plan for capacity building and training of local energy auditors. This included teaching energy efficient building design, retrofitting of existing buildings and energy management as a means to ensure monitoring and optimization of a building’s energy consumption.
Also, several energy screenings were produced in both public and private buildings, and subsequently initiatives to improve the building’s energy efficiency were identified.
Parallel to the energy saving efforts, grid connected solar PV systems were installed on the rooftops of many of the island’s schools and these PV systems significantly improved the island’s production of renewable energy.
By the end of project implementation, we submitted a report that shows and advises on a continuous improvement of the Thinadhoo Islands’ energy efficiency as well as their future independent energy saving efforts.